Health promotion is a process that enables individuals, groups, and communities to become empowered to take control of their health. This involves health education as well as many other ecological supports of health. The curriculum equips students with a wide variety of skills and backgrounds and prepares them to explore an interest area in health and wellness and/or enter a graduate degree program related to health promotion.
Coursework completed in the health promotion minor includes topical health content areas, introduction to health education and health promotion, and program planning. These courses provide the successful student with a strong foundation for advanced studies in health promotion, and the ability to tie in health promotion concepts in their chosen career.
The minor in health promotion is not a degree in health promotion, but it does allow the student to gain an in-depth understanding of the principles of health and well-being associated with health promotion, while simultaneously completing prerequisites necessary for admission into many related graduate programs.
The information for the Health Promotion Minor is contained in the information sheet shown below. The Declaration of Minor Application Form is also available below.